Launching of MIND Website

Toh Puan Datuk Dr. Aishah Ong, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor and Datin Noorhayati Kamaluddin launching the MIND website
Toh Puan Datuk Dr. Aishah Ong, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor and
Datin Noorhayati Kamaluddin launching the MIND website.
Photo by Wuan.

The Malaysian Information Network on Disabilities (MIND) was officially launched by Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah at Bangunan BAKTI Siti Hasmah today. MIND is an online portal containing information on various disabilities. This project is managed under the auspices of BAKTI (Badan Amal Kebajikan Tenaga Isteri-Isteri). The MIND Lab is situated on the third floor of Bangunan BAKTI Siti Hasmah.

Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah has a cute ringtone
VIPs having a good chuckle over Tun. Dr. Siti Hasmah’s cute ringtone during
the demonstration of environmental control systems by Victor.
Photo by Wuan.

Dato’ Dr. Zaliha Omar, a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, heads the project since its inception in 2004. She is assisted by Victor Liew, the webmaster of MIND, and a team of part-timers and volunteers consisting of disabled persons and non-disabled of various professions. I am currently involved in developing the Independent Living section and also in updating the News & Events section together with Victor.

MIND - Malaysian Information Network On Disabilities
MIND – Malaysian Information Network On Disabilities.
Photo by Wuan.

Apart from static information, the website also has hyperlinks to other international sites, a forum for exchanging ideas and information, a calendar of events and an archive of disability-related articles from major local newspapers. It is hoped that disabled persons and those involved with them will utilize the information contained in the website to improve their quality of life. This is truly a noble effort by Malaysians for Malaysians.

Related entries:
1st BAKTI – MIND Conference : ICT for People With Disabilities
BAKTI – MIND Conference Empowering PWDs With ICT

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3 thoughts on “Launching of MIND Website”

  1. Congratulations on your new project.

    I have been involved with this project for almost a year now. Thanks anyway.

  2. Wow, I haven’t visited your site for a while, and when I do, I see you have been busy with lots of things/projects going on. Hope all is well at your end.

    Btw, I have a favour to ask.. I’m going to Penang this weekend and would like to go to St Anne on our way. I know it’s St Anne’s feast day, but I’d never been there during its feast day. Is it all crazy there? We plan to go in the evening of Saturday, probably around 4pm. Do you know if that’s a good time? If it’s going to be all crazy, then we may instead go on Tuesday when we are to return to KL. This would be after the feast day.
    I have a 20mth old tagging along, and I’m pregnant, so I don’t want to get caught in a big crowd.
    Please help to provide some info. Thanks.
    You can drop me a mail at, or just reply to this comment and I’ll come back to check later.

    Thanks Peter.

    A weekday will see a smaller crowd than weekends. For the past three years, I went on evenings just before the Feast Day to avoid the crowd. Hope that helps.

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